Olivier Grouillard  France

  • Full name Olivier Grouillard
  • Birth date September 2, 1958
  • Birthplace Toulouse, France
  • Current age 56 years 16 days
  • Teams AGS, Fondmetal, Ligier, Osella, Tyrrell
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1989 Ligier 16 12 0 0 5 6 0 0 10 0 0 1 26
1990 Osella 16 9 0 0 4 13 0 0 8 0 0 0 -
1991 Fondmetal, AGS 14 4 0 0 1 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1992 Tyrrell 16 16 0 0 4 8 0 0 12 0 0 0 -
Total 62 41 0 0 14 6 0 0 8 0 0 1
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá March 26, 1989 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 8, 1992 Race results
Profile

After winning the French Formula Three title in 1984 at his second attempt, with the topline ORECA team, Olivier progressed with the team to Formula 3000 and showed well, but it was to be four years before he scored two wins for the GDBA team and ended up second overall to Roberto Moreno. He thus graduated from motor racing's second division, landing a ride with Ligier for 1989.

Fittingly, Olivier scored his first points on home soil, but the next three seasons - spent with Osella, Fondmetal and then Tyrrell - produced nothing. Nothing, that is, except regular fist-shaking from other drivers as he wandered into their path when they were on a flier in qualifying, or obstructed the leaders as they came up to lap him.

No one was sad to see Olivier go and try his luck in Indy Cars but, after failing in that, he returned to Europe and was a frequent winner in a McLaren in GT races in 1995 and 1996.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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